Bed & Board (Domicile Conjugal)
Bed & Board (Domicile Conjugal) (1970)

In the fourth installment of François Truffaut's Antoine Doniel series, this romantic comedy shows how Antoine (Jean-Pierre Léaud) went from being a mischievous boy to an adorably charming young man of 26. Domicile Conjugal begins with… More

Rated: PG
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Release Date: September 1, 1970
DVD Release Date: April 29, 2003
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Critic Score: 78% Rotten Tomatoes™ Critic Reviews
Variety Staff

It is laced with little incidents, quirky characters, incisive insights and quintessentially French national traits of complacency that avoid chauvinism in Truffaut's gentle but never sentimental or indulgent treatment.

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Vincent Canby
New York Times

I can't help believing that François Truffaut's latest Antoine Doinel comedy, Bed and Board, will turn out to be one of the loveliest, most intelligent movies we'll see in all of 1971.

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TV Guide

There simply isn't enough story, and most of the characters remain inert.

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Time Out

For those who found Truffaut's later work becoming flaccid, this fourth instalment in the continuing saga of Antoine Doinel provides plenty of critical ammunition.

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Keith Phipps
AV Club

The sadness of the film's decaying domesticity keeps undermining it, giving it the air of a melancholy B-side to what's come before.

Matthew Pejkovic
Matt's Movie Reviews

Bed and Board is a charming, pleasant and touching film, and the best sequel of the series.

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Roger Ebert
Chicago Sun-Times

Bed and Board is one of the most decent and loving films I can remember.

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Dave Kehr
Chicago Reader

The film is entertaining and discreetly sentimental, though perhaps a little too flattering to the fantasies of the young adult audience.

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Dennis Schwartz
Ozus' World Movie Reviews

It's a minor Truffaut domestic romantic comedy, the least satisfactory of the series, although it's not without the usual charm and amusing moments.

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Flixster Audience Score: 85% Flixster User Reviews
Elvira B
Francois Truffaut is the family member, maybe an uncle or a distant cousin, who always tells good stories. He may narrate the simplest episodes with a… More
Anthony Valletta
Not quite as good as Stolen Kisses, or the 400 Blows, but the 4th Antoine Doinel movie still much to say about marriage and life in general.
Alice Shen
Started off a bit slow but aphorisms relevant to my life really won me over. Most romantic line: "You were my sister, my daughter, my mother."
Emily B.
The penultimate film in Traffaut's Antoine Doinel series. This follows on from Stolen Kisses. Antione and Christine are now married and quickly have a… More
Eric Broome
I also recently saw "Stolen Kisses" (the preceding entry in Truffaut's Antoine Doinel series), and "Bed & Board" does not match… More
Tom S.
"If you use art to settle accounts, it is no longer art." I'm a little confused at what Truffaut is saying here. Is it a critique of other… More